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Unexpected beauty

I was never a great fan of brutalist architecture, but my camera has taught me to look at things more closely and I have grown to appreciate the lines and angles, and even the bulky blocks of concrete.

Hayward Gallery, London, May 2019

I have walked beneath this jutting-out part of the Hayward many times, and a better look showed a beauty I hadn’t seen before. I’m sure not all of you will agree with my view, but once I blanked out the noise and crowds of London and saw it as I have shown here, I loved it.




Copyright Debbie Smyth, 4 May 2019

Posted as part of Wit’s End

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  1. I remember when I was living in London the National Theatre on the South Bank was built and when it opened we all called it the “cement cinema”. No one liked it much but over the years I have come to appreciate it much more.

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    • Same here. I didn’t se it built but I used to go there during my student days and always thought it was good to be there to a) enjoy the views and b) not see the building itself!! Now I love it 🙂

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  2. Additionally, Debbie, if you don’t mind, i like to ask a question. Is there a reason you prefer not to offer sharing buttons on your website ? I always share the posts that i like, and i always share through the authors website, not through the wordpress back-end. I assume you understand the reason why. I’m just curious. Is this because of the copyright statement of yours ? Just curious, thanks.

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      • Oh, I see, now !… I write a few articles here and there, to help the new users of the wordpress platform. BECAUSE i’m pissed with the teckies. I’m not a teckie, but i try to help. I like experiments. It looks like the wordpress teckies can’t help you . Sorry to hear this.

        Do you listen wordpress teckies ?


  3. Wonderful !… I Like & I share.

    I like the way you describe your experience. I ‘ve noticed that the photographers know how… to write words, things and stuff, but they prefer not to. I know the reason why. But I always appreciate a few words next to a picture, an epigram explaining whatever the author wants to explain. Take care and thank you.

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